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This is the weekly news, rumors and refurbishments update for Walt Disney World for the week of August 10, 2014.

Here are the four biggest updates from around the resort for the past seven days…

1. The Tower of Terror now captures video thanks to MyMagic+

Guests who have purchased a Memory Maker photo package that is linked to a MagicBand now get a complimentary on-board video of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

The Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the first attraction to use this MyMagic+ feature. The attraction will record clips during the fifth-dimension scene and the drop scene. After riding the Tower, the clips are put into a prearranged template to make a short personalized video.

Only guests with a Memory Maker package and a MagicBand will get the video. No action is required by the guest and there is no extra cost involved. It may take up to 24-hours for the video memento to show up on your My Disney Experience account.

The video memento is currently only available for the Tower of Terror, but more attractions are likely to follow.

2. The American Idol Experience will close later this month

American Idol Experience logo

Originally going to close in January 2015, the American Idol Experience will now close after August 30, 2014. No reason has been for the expedited closure.

It has been speculated the the Frozen Singalong will be placed in the theater come September. That location is also part of the highly anticipated Star Wars Land that will soon make its way into Hollywood Studios.

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